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ErdwinJC 01-27-2014 07:21 PM

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I have a toshiba satellite laptop. quad core with windows 8 64 bit withfree upgrade to windows 8.1 64 bit. I am trying to install slackware 14.1 64 bit and it reads the disk and loads up and says, welcome to grub. Half of the toshiba picture is still on screen because the installation has locked. Any ideas gang? The diso for slack 14.0 64 bit doesnt even get recognized by the computer. I am fixing to get a picture of what it does and upload it here. brb in a few minutes.

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I have a toshiba satellite laptop. quad core with windows 8 64 bit withfree upgrade to windows 8.1 64 bit. I am trying to install slackware 14.1 64 bit and it reads the disk and loads up and says, welcome to grub. Half of the toshiba picture is still on screen because the installation has locked. Any ideas gang? The diso for slack 14.0 64 bit doesnt even get recognized by the computer. I am fixing to get a picture of what it does and upload it here. brb in a few minutes.


This is the pic. Top left corner says, Welcome to GRUB!

MIddle of screen shows the end part of toshiba logo. It is frozen here wile trying to install.

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This is the pic. Top left corner says, Welcome to GRUB!

MIddle of screen shows the end part of toshiba logo. It is frozen here wile trying to install.

I found this post,

Old 11-30-13, 06:56 AM #2
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My hardware is:

Z77 Asrock Extreme 4 board with the latest uefi firmware (2.90).

When booting into uefi mode from the official Slackware64 dvd it takes around 2 minutes for the grub boot menu to appear. This can give the appearance of a freeze to those expecting grub to respond quickly.
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I let it set for about ten minutes. Im going to try and let it set longer this time to see if it is just crappy grub. LiLo kicks butt!!!

business_kid 01-28-2014 02:36 PM

UEFI?

Didier Spaier 01-30-2014 11:05 AM

Did you disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy Boot in your BIOS setting? This is necessary.

If you did you could try a Slint installer, see http://slint.fr/installers and instructions in http://slint.fr/installer.html, either on a CD or an USB stick.

@business_kid: IIRC UEFI was enabled, otherwise the OP wouldn't have been greeted by grub.


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